Purchased Power Agreement Projects

PSEG El Paso Solar Energy Center

PSEG El Paso Solar Energy Center, located in northeast El Paso, Texas, is a 10 MW AC ground mounted single-axis tracking PV system that is interconnected to EPE’s 13.8-kV distribution feeder. The Purchase Power Agreement is between Newman Solar, LLC (owned by PSEG) and El Paso Electric (EPE).


Macho Springs Solar Facility
Macho Springs Solar facility, located in Luna County, New Mexico, is a 50 MW AC ground mounted single-axis tracking PV system. This project is a result of a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Macho Springs Solar, LLC (owned by Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power and Turner Renewable Energy). The facility began commercial operation in May 2014 and is now the largest solar project in New Mexico.

 Sta Teresa sign and panels

Roadrunner Solar Electric Facility
The 20 MW Roadrunner Solar Generating Facility is located on 210-acres in Santa Teresa, New Mexico.  The facility uses thin-film photovoltaic solar modules provided by First Solar. El Paso Electric has a 20-year agreement to purchase power from the Santa Teresa Facility.

LC Solar
Picture courtesy of SunEdison.

Las Cruces Centennial Solar Farm
The Las Cruces Centennial Solar Farm in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is a 12 MW poly-crystalline Solar Farm that began commercial operation in May 2012. EPE purchases the energy generated under a 25-year purchase power agreement. 

 SunEdison solar
Picture courtesy of SunEdison.

El Chaparral Solar Farm
The El Chaparral Solar Farm, located on more than 140 acres in Chaparral, New Mexico, is a 10 MW polycrystalline solar farm that began commercial operation in June 2012.  EPE purchases the energy generated from the El Chaparral Solar Farm under a 25-year purchase-power agreement.  


Hatch Solar Energy Center I, LLC
The Center, located in Hatch, New Mexico, generates 5 MW of power that is purchased by El Paso Electric as part of a 25-year agreement.  The facility is owned and operated by NextEra Energy Resources.  The Hatch Center uses SunPower monocrystalline solar panels.

Camino real landfill

Camino Real Landfill Gas to Energy Facility
By using state-of–the-art technology, the landfill owners harvest the methane gas that is naturally produced when microorganisms that live in organic materials cause these materials to decompose. The methane gas is then used as a fuel source to generate electricity.


Energy Tracker
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